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Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn more, check out her book, and don’t miss Kerrie’s session Build Your Author Platform Th...

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worst characters scenarios

Good question, you actually made me think. I wrote this story in my creative writing class (about 3 years ago), we had to write the most despicable villain doing the most despicable thing we could think and at the end of the class we would ...

Call for Submissions: 2020 Poet’s Market

It’s that time of year again. The new 2019 Poet’s Market is on bookshelves, which means it’s time for me to start figuring out the 2020 Poet’s Market–and I need your help! Running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on Octobe...

Getting Organized at University

October 1, 2018, by Shweta Getting Organized at University Come Monday, Welcome Week 2018 came to an end. For those of you who just joined us at Nottingham, I have no doubt that you’ve had one of the most fulfilling, spontaneous and excit...

Consulting Tarot Cards

I recently attended a workshop because its title intrigued me: “Tarot Writing.” In the 70s, I purchased a deck of tarot cards. Back then, they were ubiquitous in stores, along with backgammon boards. Fads come and go. I’ve not heard m...

Calls for Submissions: 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents

Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 15, 2018, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents. I’ll start making assignments sometime that nex...

Literature as a Lifeline: How Stories and Genetic Testing Can Save Lives from Mental Illness

Literature comforts in a way clinical definitions and diagnoses cannot. It can help people recognize the symptoms of mental illness in themselves long before the predator of suicide pounces. Kristen Davis Schwandes explains why it is vitall...

The Corson Technique: A Simple Tip to Make Profs Hate You Less

Don’t be THAT student. Use The Corson Technique to get on your professor’s good side. Ok, so maybe your profs don’t HATE you. You’re a good student, right? You always show up to class on time. You always do your readings and take de...

Planning To Write Something Today? Tips for Setting Writing Goals that Work

Lynn Dickinson shares tips to help writers honestly examine their writing routines to make the changes necessary to achieve their writing goals. As an assignment, I asked my students to take a close look at their own thoughts and behavior p...

Shakespeare Uncovered – Ten Free Lesson Plans

Shakespeare Uncovered is a series of videos about Shakespeare’s life and work. The series, hosted on PBS Learning Media, is organized thematically. Some of the themes are “Shakespeare and History,” “The Use of S...

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